Spring showers bring sparse but interesting offerings this week, including underground film at Whitespace and glass bead collage at Marcia Wood Gallery.
Archive Content from Mar 2009
They’re obviously pretty different images: portrait versus landscape, detailed text versus emotional outpouring. Still, both these images use similar elements of design to deliver a basic message: “do what we tell you.” The Metropolitan Police Service launched their new campaign this March. Ken Lum, whose work focuses on questions of race and identity, frequently creates [...]
Shortly after moving to Atlanta in 2007, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon the Victorian Surrealism of local artist Jeffrey Harp. One fall day I stopped by Parkgrounds to grab a cup of coffee, and there they were—a selection of compelling photographs in the exhibit Wrested from Its Secrets. Recently I had a [...]
There are galleries in Atlanta who compromise their vision by representing artists whose work is easier to digest so that they can stay afloat. (On one hand, who can blame them?) —Lisa Alembik Lisa Alembik is the mistress of Dalton Gallery, the acclaimed exhibition space of Agnes Scott College in Decatur. During its recent past, [...]
03/20/09 To Do List
Get ready for the second Westside Arts District Art Walk, talks by renowned scholars, and a chance for everyone to channel their inner Picasso.
Approaching Abby Glassenberg and David Hale’s “Birds of a Feather,” my first instinct was to explore the significance of birds in art work. What ideas do they represent that warrant an entire gallery exhibition in their name? From Brancusi to Hitchcock, birds have shouldered many metaphors throughout art history. Their varieties are as limitless as [...]
Neda Abghari Neda Abghari is the lady behind the idea and lens of the Atlanta Creatives Project, which she describes as “a photographic documentation of Atlanta’s creative core.” So far, Atlanta Creatives has featured photo shoot interviews with local artists such as Rene Arriagada, Charlie Owens, and Kiki Blood, as well as several designers and [...]
Sarah Dougherty paints rooms. She paints rooms so often that in some sort of a simplistic swoop she chose to title her URL RoomPortraits.com. Of course artists have long painted reality, though today’s young aesthetic creators have largely abandoned traditional still life and landscape painting in favor of fantasy, abstraction, and iconography. Leave it to [...]
03/16/09 Ben Roosevelt at Get This! Gallery
The moment of panic. The door’s kicked in and the______has been taken. The vacuum of feeling at the heart of surprise. I am trapped in that space, surrounded by shapes who move in a senseless rhythm. I can’t see their faces, but I think I can tell what they’re doing. One is in the middle [...]
03/13/09 To Do List
This week there are many opportunities to see art in a variety of media, including ceramics, prints, paintings, and even bookshelves. Check out some of the week’s activities below.
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ upcoming Henry Moore exhibit should be a candidate for the exhibit of the year for Atlanta arts. The traveling show is coming to us from the Kew Royal Gardens. The outdoor exhibition features Moore’s supine female figures which are some of the pillars of Modern Sculpture. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens has [...]
Being a fan of contemporary African art and everything that may encompass, I was excited to see “Deborah Poynton: Everything Matters” at SCAD’s ACA Gallery. The show did not disappoint. Although there are pieces that did not thrill me, a few standouts made up for it. Her debut solo exhibition in the United States, this [...]
The “Varieties of Perpetuation” exhibition currently on display at Studioplex features artwork by 8 SCAD undergraduates that explores themes of truth in contemporary society. While this topic may seem mundane, the quality of work on display is a pleasant deviation from the mediocre line-up typically offered by relatively inexperienced artists.